Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hdynur Palmason Stars: Ingmar Sigursson, Ida Mekkin Hlynsdottir Hilmir Snaer Guanason, Bjorn Ingi Hilmarsson, Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir . We get to see very few Scandinavian films outside of film festivals in this country. The Icelandic film industry produces around 5 or 6 films a year, and several directors have gained an international reputation. Recently many major Hollywood productions, including Star Wars: Rogue One and Prometheus, have taken advantage of the country’s strikingly remote and Continue reading

CAN ART STOP A BULLET? WILLIAM KELLY’S BIG PICTURE – interview with Mark Street and Fiona Cochrane

BY GREG KING Continuing our coverage of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, which screens online between June 30 and July 15, Greg talks to filmmaker Mark Street and producer Fiona Cochrane about the documentary that follows artist and activist William Kelly. The film was shot on five continents. It explores the role of the artist in shaping the world and also looks at the link between art and activism. http://www.mediafire.com/file/2n999ulwscmy9fv/250612_003.MP3/file Continue reading

D’ART – interview with Karl von Moller

by GREG KING The 'D'art Car' has been on tour travelling all over Australia for two years after it was launched at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Gallery in Melbourne. This documentary from filmmaker Karl von Muller looks at artist Robert Clinch and his work in painting the iconic Gogomobile, featured in the famous Yellow Pages commercial. Greg spoke to Karl and Robert about the project and how it all came about. http://www.mediafire.com/file/huk25hedc5ajgkv/250612_002.MP3/file Continue reading

LEAVING ALLEN STREET – interview with Katrina Channells

by GREG KING Continuing our coverage of the 2020 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, which screens online from June 20 – July 15, Greg talks to filmmaker Katrina Channells about her documentary Leaving Allen Street. Shot over the course of a couple of years, the fly on the wall documentary follows a group of intellectually disabled adults as the move into residential accommodation after years of institutionalised care. Katrina chats about the origins of the film, the process of editing down the footage, and what she hopes audiences take away from the Continue reading

MORE THAN A MILE – interview with Alex Michael

by GREG KING I had never heard of the Beer Mile World Classic before. 'Four beer, four laps, for the helluva it!' 'More than a Mile' is the first feature length film from director/producer Alex Michael, and it follows Charlie through his 6 month preparation for this unique event. The film is an exploration of male society and the close knit community of men who partake in this event. Greg speaks to Alex to learn more about this unusual event and the process of making this documentary. http://www.mediafire.com/file/wgluc054abu8z4y/250605_003.MP3/file Continue reading